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I have a Laguna 1412 and have been happy with it. The guides work well, although it does seem like the wiggle loose and need to be reset. Not a big deal. I’ve used it to within an inch of full capacity, maybe even full capacity, and have never had trouble with it having enough power in walnut and pine. I can’t remember what my widest oak resaw was, but it was at least 8 inches. Anyway, plenty of power, no issues with drift. For resawing, I’ve been using the Highland Hardware 3/4″ wood slicer. One thing I like and have actually needed is that it can accept a 1/8″ blade. Please note that you need special guides for 5/16″ or less. Laguna sells something fancy for this, but the Carter “stabilizer” guide is a fraction of the price, installs more easily, and seems to work.